Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007



Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

JT—Spiraling Out of Control?

JT, a retired computer company executive, eats out four times a week since his wife died last year. Meals at home consist of microwave dinners or supreme pizza. He belongs to a health club, which he visits three times a week, and where he has many friends. Occasionally, JT and his friends go out for beers after their workout. Shortly after his 69th birthday (2 years ago), he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Last week, he visited the clinic for his annual checkup. He was measured at 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and weighed 235 pounds (106.8 kg). His doctor is worried about JT’s family history of heart disease.




What sort of monitoring and evaluation plan could you and JT devise to track his weight management?

Summary Introduction

To determine: A monitoring and evaluation plan for Person JT to track his progress in weight management.

Introduction: Health management is an important aspect in the life of an individual. Good health enhances longevity, reduces the incidences of diseases, and improves the quality of life. Weight management is an integral part of health management.


Person JT is a 71-year old retired computer company executive with a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighed 235 pounds at the time of annual checkup. He visits the health club irregularly and his nutrition is based on microwave dinners or pizza and occasionally drinks beer at the bar. His wife died last year and two years ago he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The doctor is concerned with his family’s history of heart diseases.

Person J is an overweighed individual with type 2 diabetes. In order to effectively manage his weight, he should reduce his caloric intake. Supreme pizza is very high in calories and low in nutritional status. He should choose alternative foods such as fruits and low carbohydrate-high fiber diet and slowly try to reduce his caloric intake to 500-600 kcal/day...

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